The entire world, the history of time, and all that ever will be, ever was, or ever is in this eternal moment, is encoded in the very twitchings of our fingers, in the beating of our heart, the aches of our body and the infirmities of age, the sagging of the skin and the digestive problems.
Alex stood there, fuzzy head pressed through the twisted iron banister, mental wheels spinning. We were playing living room fetch but I had bounced the ball slightly too hard and it had bounced through the open banister, down the stairs & came to rest at the front door. Not only was this twisty iron in …
Santa, we've decided, is real. At first, I thought the idea of Santa being real was a convenient metaphor, but now I believe it's a foundational principle. If the universe is a gift unto us, for a short while anyway, and our lives within it are also a gift for just a short while (Cinderella, …
We are exactly here, we are exactly where we are, yet we are lost, for here and now are but abstractions that are but signposts to a larger reality we cannot yet envision, that truly our partnership has just begun, that truly our quest for entrance into a larger world will be done at the pace the universe sees fit, that we can accept our limitations, our place in space and time, and know that a childlike wonder awaits us still as we discover the true miracle of our new-age Santa Claus, hiding somewhere in the myths of our youth.
All will be okay, now and forever. The universe can contain our teenage antics and we need not worry about the destruction of the universe for it cannot be destroyed. We need not worry about the antics of the priests and the technicians, the scientists and the politicians, for all is good and all is great, and although we cannot prove this, we don’t need to, for we have seen a great light in the darkness, and that light has illuminated our way.
For at its most fundamental level, this Universe is Santa Claus. It brings us into being, regardless of our religion or creed as to that mechanism or miracle, and it gives us life and consciousness and being and joy, and fear and darkness and death, too.
We have a great gift, and we wish to share it with the world. We truly are the way and the light. We have found the kingdom of heaven and he is here, He is reborn, we are born anew. The gift of the spirit knows no time, is bounded by no space. He is everywhere and nowhere, and he walks among us still. We are being baptized into the new faith, and we have come to transcend our old ways. We have not come to destroy, but to create. For we are the way and the light, we are the ones on the good and holy path. And this is a gift for us all. Amen!